Thursday, July 10, 2008

"Take Joy in the Little Things"

OK – now I’m REALLY back! I guess I missed stamping more than I thought. When I got up this morning, the first thing I did was head down to my stamping area and not the computer. The computer is almost ALWAYS the first thing I do! LOL!

So, here is my card for today. When we were in Door County, Wisconsin, we stopped at Oscar's Door County Rubber Stamps. What a great place – boy does she have stamps! And most of them are made right there – how cool! The stamps all come mounted on wood, but since she makes them there, I asked if it would be possible to get them unmounted. Oscar (yes, Oscar is the owner and a "she") was so awesome. The ones I wanted were not made up yet, so she offered to make them for me to be picked up later that day!! I got a couple of sweet little girls. I was looking at the web site to find the name of the one I used today, but I can’t find it. The other one I got is called “Tracy’s Bouquet.”

I used Memories black dye ink to stamp the image. I used Prismacolor pencils for most of the coloring, and Gamsol and stumps to blend the color. For the flowers, however, I used Stampin’ Up! markers in Summer Sun, Cameo Coral, and Positively Pink. I used Rectangle Nestabilities for cutting out the image and the matting. The hole for the sentiment is made with Long Oval Nestabilities. I cut it out of the Lavender Lace cardstock. I stamped the sentiment (from Verve’s set called Petals and Stems) on a scrap of the background paper (Die Cuts With a View Nana’s Nursery – Boys) and placed it behind the Lavender cardstock, which I had already embossed with the Dotted Swiss embossing folder, then I added a couple lavender brads. The top background is the same DCWV paper as the sentiment.

I mounted the main image and matting on Pop Dots for extra dimension, and added some Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon with a strip of the DCWV paper on top between the top and bottom.

I think I’ll add a picture of the stamp store, too. It’s very unique and charming!

Thanks for looking, and I hope you’ll come back and visit again soon!


Jeanette - said...

Lynette -
Another gorgeous card! Your coloring is fabulous!!!! I'm glad you had a nice vacation and that little stamp shop is darling!

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

Lynette - what a sweet image! I love your coloring and the swiss dots! Cute stamp shop!

asela said...

Beautiful card. Wonderful coloring. And what a darling store. Wish it was here.